*Io la conoscevo bene (I knew her well)*. 1965. Italy. Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli. Courtesy Centro Cinema Città di Cesena - G.B. Poletto

Io la conoscevo bene (I Knew Her Well). 1965. Italy. Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli. In Italian; English subtitles. 99 min.

Screenplay by Antonio Pietrangeli, Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola. With Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi. Pietrangeli’s best-known film stars the willowy Tuscan actress Stefania Sandrelli, who entered the movies as the 15-year-old winner of a provincial beauty contest, in a tragicomic twist on a story that might well have been her own. As the innocently sexual, minimally ambitious Adriana Astarelli, she’s a hairdresser who arrives in Rome as the protégé of a dubious promoter (Nino Manfredi) and finds herself drifting from man to man as she circles the periphery of modeling and show business. Indifferent to her own exploitation, she experiences a measure of material success without understanding what, if anything, she wants from life.

  1. Friday, December 18, 2015,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, December 3, 2015,
    8:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Antonio Pietrangeli: A Retrospective.